SCOMO NEEDS TO LOCK SHORTEN OUT OF THE LODGE
... and he only has a fortnight to find the key
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
It’s well known that ‘political disunity’ is death, but a more certain and more agonising death is ‘political uncertainty’. Try to placate both sides and you will win the support of neither side.
This fact became crystal clear following the attack on Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Most politicians would have flinched at the rabble of frenzied females who descended on DC. Most would have retreated to the safety of their well-guarded offices.
But Donald Trump did not flinch, he took to the rabble head on and planted his foot exactly where he said he would plant it… on their throats, and slap bang in a right-of-centre Supreme Court.
Scott Morrison should take heed of Trump’s now ballooning popularity that is reflected in massive increases in small-sum GOP funding since Kavanaugh’s affirmation. Trump with Kavanaugh’s agreement purposefully and cleverly allowed a far-Left mob of man-hating fake females to expose themselves as the quasi quislings they are, and then even gave them an extra week to allow uncommitted voters to express their disgust and scamper across to the GOP.
That’s what happens when a non-swamp-dwelling politician stands firm for what he believes in.
When you stake a claim as Trump did you must vigorously defend it. If you don’t, it will indicate there is no gold in your claim worth defending.
PM John Howard was a squeaky-voiced, annoying little unattractive gnome, but he defended what he stood for with a vengeance. So even people who disagreed with what he stood for voted for him on the strength of his trusty resolve.
Our Liberal leaders have not learnt that yet.
Scott Morrison cannot resolve to lower energy costs and still honour the Paris Accord. He cannot pretend to stem Islamic immigration by simply shifting them to country areas. Tony Abbott could not have resolved to reform the ABC and still funded it. It’s one or the other.
Donald Trump has shown the billabong dwellers how to hit a home run
…but it’s doubtful our conservative leaders even follow baseball.